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To: "Julius Fazekas" <phriendly1@yahoo.com>, <ct1boh@gmail.com>, <cq-contest@contesting.com>, <Jimk8mr@aol.com>
Subject: Re: [CQ-Contest] The King (Packet cluster network) is dead! Longlive the Kin...
From: "Milt, N5IA" <n5ia@zia-connection.com>
Date: Wed, 28 Jul 2010 07:39:57 -0700
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>Think a real major reason is that contesting is one of the more enjoyable 
>activities even if you are not a contester. It's a way to work >towards 
>awards, see if you station still works, make a bunch of contacts in a short 
>period of time and catch the thrill of an unusual >opening.


>Julius Fazekas

When describing contesting to my friends, I liken it to something they 

I explain it is very similar to them working on their "Hot Rod" all week 
long, and then going to the "Drags" on Saturday night.  Since this is rodeo 
country, I also compare it to rodeoing.  In both sports there are many 
parallel comparisons of categories.

I tell them, "You then put your rod/pony and your own driving/riding/roping 
talents up against the rest of the guys".

In our case, with contesting, we compete with a like minded group across the 
whole country, continent, or world.  That gets their attention.

That explanation suddenly makes amateur radio contesting visible to them in 
their minds.

Mis dos centavos.

de Milt, N5IA 

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